We attended the fourth annual Velaux Rétro car show in mid-April but we’re just barely getting around to uploading and editing the pics. The event was one of the first local car shows of the year, which is risky because in April the weather can change for the worse with very little notice. However, the sun stayed out and the organizers’ gamble seemingly paid off: The show drew an impressive crowd from all around the region to this overgrown village with about 8,000 people.
Many of the cars at the show were at least 40-years old and fully restored. The few unrestored classics on display included a Fiat 128, a Renault 20, a Renault 8 Gordini, an early Citroën 2CV that shows up every year and our very own Mercedes-Benz 300D (w123).
Some of the highlights from the show included beautiful blue Fiat 500, a rare Teilhol Tangara (which you’ll hear more about in a couple of weeks) and a couple of Renault 16s brought over to celebrate the nameplate’s 50th birthday. Motorcycle owners were invited to attend and several Motoguzzis and flat-twin powered BMWs were parked near the show’s entrance.
There’s a full gallery of the pictures we took from the show below. If you would like the high-res version of a specific shot or more images of a specific car, email us and we will gladly send you what we’ve got.